Trip Planner: South America / Argentina / Northern Argentina / Province of Salta / San Antonio de los Cobres / Sightseeing / Viaducto de la polvorilla
One of the highest viaducts in the world and a highlight of the "Train to the Clouds" rail tour, Viaducto de la polvorilla stretches across the valley at 223 m (732 ft) long, reaching a maximum height of 63 m (207 ft). The bridge's dark grey steel stands out against the rocky desert foreground. Several triangle shaped columns support the bridge, filled with support beams in a web like pattern. The bridge is not exclusive to the train tour-- hiking along the Toro River through the mountains provides a more adventurous route. Using our international travel planner, San Antonio de los Cobres attractions like Viaducto de la polvorilla can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Viaduto utilizado para travessia de Tren de las Nubes, que parte de Salta até San Antônio de Los Cobres! Fica localizado na Ruta 40, com acesso de carro por estrada de chão! No local há também um inte... more »Viaduct used to crossing of Tren de las Nubes, that part of Salta to San Antonio de Los Cobres. It is located on Route 40, with car access by dirt road. On site there is also an interesting craft shop!View original
Depois de subir as Cordilheiras dos Andes de trem, nosso destino foi este maravilhoso viaduto. Uma obra de arte esta engenharia. Tem no local um pequeno comercio pelo povo da regiao , vendendo blusas ... more »After climbing the mountain ranges of the Andes, our destination was this wonderful viaduct. This engineering masterpiece. Has in place a small trade for the people of the region, selling sweaters and typical foods.View original
Visitei o viaduto no caminho de Tolar Grande de volta à Salta. É uma impressionante obra de engenharia, sendo o viaduto mais alto da América Latina, com 63 metros de altura. O viaduto faz parte do tra... more »I visited the overpass on the way of Tolar Grande back to Salta. It's an impressive piece of engineering, and the Latin America's highest viaduct, with 63 meters high. The viaduct is part of the route of the Tren de las Nubes, this train for cargo transportation from Salta to Chile. Today the train is off but it is still possible to make a bus tour along the rails of the train and walk a short excerpt in train from San Antonio de los covers up the Viaduct La Polvorilla. (At the time I researched this tour cost 1700 pesos)View original
A long long road to see this wonderful viaduc in marvellous landscape!
Amalia AyalaBeautiful, shocking, impressive. I could say thousands of adjectives, but it would be short...! This is the place that cannot be know of my beloved Argentina...! ALL EXCELLENT, (bus-train-bus)... My congratulations.View original
Jimmy SPhoto - nov. 2014 feel free to visit the site of the viaduct which is located at 4 200 m... The road from Salta is chaotic, take a break in San Antonio de los Cobres.View original
M D MIncredible. A unique place. To 14kms from the train station of San Antonio de los Cobres, by gravel road from mountain with many saw, very slow movement.View original
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